Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Partizaning (v): public art practices, which strategically challenge, shape, and reinvent urban and social realities. 
Partizaning is a movement, a collective, and a website. It documents examples of art-based activism, interventions, and urban replanning from around the world. Collective believes that increasingly shared sociopolitical realities and dissatisfaction can be strategically addressed using art-based 'partizaning' tactics. Aim of the group is to explore the role of art as a practical tool for inclusive city regeneration and social activism. It evolves out of the cultural, political and social crisis facing contemporary Russia. 

Collective provides documentation and analysis of the role of art in reshaping public spaces, cities and human interactions – globally. 

The New Collectivism 
Moscow based art and activist group Partizaning worked in the framework the project “Discover Eliava.” They focused on researching Eliava market and worked on involving local community in creation of a participatory event/intervention. 
The group invited all street artists, tactical urbanists, cycling activists and Tbilisi lovers to the lecture about Partizaning tactics and the discussion concerning the urbanization of Tbilisi. 

The residency stay of “Partizaning” was supported by CEC ArtsLink and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperations.